This dish is an entry for The Egg Award 2013 by chef Hugh McGivern
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What does Hollywood action movie star Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson , King Abdullah ll of Jordan and The Egg Award 2013 have in common? Chef Hugh McGivern of course! He's been personal chef to both and he's entered his Chocolate Latte Egg Nog for this years debut competition!
Semi Skimmed Milk 250ml
Double Cream 100ml
Caster Sugar 25g
Free Range Egg Yolks 3
Orange Zest 1tsp
Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Fresh Nutmeg & Cocoa Powder for the top
Gently warm the cream, milk, cinnamon, coffee and orange zest till just below the boil. In a bowl beat the egg yolks and sugar till white.
Pour the milk mix slowly over the egg and whisk vigorously, pour back into the pan and place over a low heat, whisk with a hand blender for another 20-30 seconds.
Pour into 2 mugs, sprinkle with fresh nutmeg, sit back and enjoy.
This drink is best enjoyed 1 hour prior to bed time and should assist in a better nights sleep.
I hope you like this, Its a bit different from the normal competition entry but the secret lies in the simplicity of it. The egg whites left over make a healthy egg white omelette or fantastic meringues, simply whisk till peaks with a pinch of cream of tartare and fold in 150g caster sugar, spread over a lined baking sheet and bake at 80oC for 1-2 hrs.
My eggs are produced by my friend and colleague Catriona McNaughton Don who has a small holding near Auchterarder in Perthshire, Scotland. Her hens run free as they should and this is reflected in the quality of her eggs, she also breeds and shows Black Highland cattle.
Hugh has been a Chef for almost 28 years and in that time has worked in some weird and wonderful countries and situations. Having done a Classic Apprenticeship in Glasgow after finishing College and day release Hugh went into the Army where he spent the next 9 years learning his trade. He was lucky enough to do some competitions and even luckier to have won a few in Pastillage and the old "Cook and Serve".
The majority of Hugh's time was spent feeding the Officers. On leaving the forces Hugh went to work for Carnival Cruise Lines as an Assistant Food Manager. After 2 years he returned to London where he spent some time with Rowley Leigh at Kensington Place, Sanjay Dwihveli at 1 Lawn Terrace and assisted Richard Corrigan with the opening of Lindsay House whilst still working at Searcys in the Barbican.
For the Last 11 years Hugh has split his time; seven years he was the Chef to the Chairman of I.C.I. Hugh had complete autonomy for visiting VIPs and Directors Boards. Since 2007 Hugh has been Group Executive Chef at Caterplus Services watching it almost quadruple in size, learning the rules governing Kosher Dining and writing new recipes .